“I feel extremely blessed to be able to provide heartfelt heartcare. The personal responsibility and the sacred relationship that comes with being someone’s physician has given me one of the strongest senses of purpose in my life. It continuously drives me to uphold the utmost standards in modern-day cardiology so that my patients can reap the most benefits. Health is truly our greatest gift.”
Dr. Parekh is a personable individual who enjoys interacting with others and is grateful for the opportunity to do so through his work in medicine. He possesses strong emotional intelligence and knows that healing someone goes beyond simply treating the ailment. The support of his family in pursuing cardiology as his passion has been crucial. As a hobby, he emcees events and finds the on-stage spontaneity needed to read and connect with audience extremely exciting. He holds a 2nd dan Taekwondo black belt and is humbled by the lessons the martial art has taught him about life.
Dr. Parekh studied medicine in the National University of Singapore (NUS) and obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in 2006. He placed strong emphasis on both primary and specialist care and underwent simultaneous training in internal and family medicine. He obtained his Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP, UK) in 2011 and Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine (GDFM) in 2012. He received comprehensive cardiology training in National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) and Changi General Hospital (CGH) and was accorded Certificate of Specialist Accreditation in Cardiology in January 2017.
Prior to entering private practice, Dr Parekh was a general and interventional cardiologist in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH). He was an integral part of the hospital’s dynamic coronary intervention team and regularly performed complex angioplasties using the latest technological advances and by following the best research evidence. He always prioritized delivering the greatest results in the safest manner.
He received the Ministry of Health’s Human Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) award in 2019 and completed a successful interventional cardiology fellowship in Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH) in the United Kingdom. A full year of training opportunities at this high volume dedicated cardiothoracic centre serving the population of Northwest England further honed his clinical acumen and interventional skills.
In addition, Dr Parekh was appointed as the pioneer cardiologist of Woodlands Health (WH) and had multiple leadership roles in establishing key cardiology services for the new hospital on top of his busy clinical duties. Memorably, he also had the distinct honour of being the emcee of her grand groundbreaking ceremony.
He is a member of the Singapore Cardiac Society (SCS) and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (FAMS) in Singapore. He is also a member of the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and is registered medical practitioner with the UK General Medical Council. He has multiple international recognition for his achievements and has been inducted as a fellow in the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons (FRCP, Glasgow) in 2020, Asian Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (FAPSIC) in 2022 and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (FSCAI, USA) in 2022.
Dr. Parekh has had teaching appointments as a clinical lecturer for the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSoM), clinical teacher and content expert for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) and physician faculty for the National Healthcare Group (NHG) residency program. He is the emcee of Singapore Cardiac Society’s annual quiz competition between the national cardiology trainees across all the hospitals.
He is regularly invited as a faculty member to contribute to local and international cardiology conferences. In addition, he is a sought-after speaker to share his clinical cases with the interventional cardiology community across the region. He was involved in multiple research projects in KTPH where he remains a visiting consultant.